Conservative radio host Laura Ingraham said “I'm just glad that Polish people are getting any work,” following reports that Donald Trump hired undocumented workers from Poland to build Trump Tower over thirty years ago. From the February 26 edition of Courtside Entertainment Group's The Laura Ingraham Show:
LAURA INGRAHAM: The big debate last night, we have a lots of people very excited over at National Review, because Marco Rubio. He had a terrific night, no doubt about it. He came prepared, he came ready for bear and he decided that he was going to go at Trump with everything from, well you've been investigated thirty-eight years ago for Polish workers, working on your buildings, I'm just glad that Polish people are getting any work, frankly, as someone who is half Polish. Then he brought up that some of your ties are made in Mexico or China, and of course, almost all clothing is made overseas today, almost all.
This comment comes months after she railed against Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio's donors for “ensur[ing] a never-ending flow of foreign workers and low-wage, low-skill immigrants into the country ... they don't want to deal with hiring Americans.” Ingraham lamented that Rubio supporters would hire “these Koreans, these South Americans, Central Americans” and Mexicans over American workers. From the November 11, 2015, edition of Courtside Entertainment Group's The Laura Ingraham Show:
INGRAHAM: Both Paul Singer, Sheldon Adelson, and other fellow Republican super-donors are essentially doing all they can to ensure a never-ending flow of foreign workers and low-wage, low-skill illegal immigrants into the country to keep their businesses humming with low-wage workers. So whether it's Adelson or Singer, these guys just want the influx, they want that labor pool to be so fat with low-skilled foreign workers that they won't have to raise wages. That's what they demand, that's what they want. They don't want to deal with hiring Americans. Hiring Americans, that's just too much work. It's much easier to get these Koreans, these South Americans, Central Americans to come over here, the Mexicans to come here, they don't mind living 12 or 14 people in a house, they don't mind working 14 hours a day. They don't ask for lots of raises and time off to spend with their families, they just work their fingers to the bone and then they'll send their money home, and that's it. Does that bother you that Paul Singer -- open borders, immigration amnesty, on the social issues extremely liberal -- does it bother you that he is the big backer of Marco Rubio? What does he want from Rubio? And what has Rubio, if anything, promised him?